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Mama Went to Jail for the Vote

by Kathleen Karr

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This book is about a little girl named Susan Elizabeth and how her mother went to jail for the right for women to vote. The mother is what you would call a suffragist mother. She teaches her daughter how to fight for women peacefully. At the end of the story mama went to jail but the right for women to vote was passed. Susan Elizabeth finally got to see her mother vote and it was the highlight of her life. ( )
  bbrelet | Feb 15, 2017 |
"Mama Went to Jail for the Vote," was set around the early 1900's. Susan Elizabeth's mom was a woman's suffragist fighting for women's right to vote. Susan learned many things from her mom including to not fight with violence and to stand up for what she believed in. Susan's father was not really interested in her protesting and said that women were meant to serve men after their hard labor. Her mother did not let this stop her from being in parades or standing in front of the White House picketing. There were many people against this and they even threw eggs and tomatoes at the women riding by in the parade. But none of this could stop her. One day while they were picketing at the White House, shots were fired and the women were brought to jail. They were brought to jail for expressing their right to protest and Susan's mother served time in jail for six months. During this time, she still did not give up the fight and even got a pin for her time in jail from the National Women's Party. After continuous fighting, women were now allowed to vote. The law was signed on August 26, 1920. If Susan voted when she became an adult, then she was to get her mom's JAILED FOR FREEDOM pin. This would be a wonderful book to help teach children that women were not always able to vote like everyone else. It also teaches children to never give up on their beliefs and that every vote counts. ( )
  Sierra.Coupel | Sep 5, 2016 |
"Mama went to jail for the vote" by Kathleen Karr is historical story about a mother fighting for women's rights to vote and teaching her daughter how to fight as well. The story is based right before 1920 when women get the right to vote in the presidential election and the setting is in Washington D.C.. The story describes the mother and daughter working as a team to protest outside of the white house and as a result the mother goes to jail for 6 months for what she thinks is right. This book can really describe the emotion women had felt when rights were not equal; when they couldn't vote and that was less than 100 years ago. The setting and plot of this book can not only encourage young women in modern time to go out and vote, but all people in general. ( )
  twalsh | Jan 31, 2016 |
This picture book showed a little girl whose mother was an active participant in the women's suffragist movement. She learns about women and how they are unable to vote. As she learns about why her mother believes in this cause, she learns to believe in it and fight for women's vote, also. ( )
  ecarlson2014 | Mar 2, 2015 |
Genre: Historical Fiction ( )
  aharesnape | Apr 14, 2013 |
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'Women are in chains, daughter!' Mama exclaims. 'We are half the population of this great nation, yet haven't any say in how it's run.' Susan Elizabeth's mother is always making statements like that. Mama is a suffragist, fighting for women's right to vote. Soon Mama begins picketing the White House and really does end up in chains. Then Susan Elizabeth begins to appreciate her mother's valiant fight, and joins it-in her own small but powerful way. This is a humorous and eye-opening fictional story of the women's suffrage movement.

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When her Mama, a suffragist, pickets the White House, demanding that women be allowed to vote, and is arrested, Susan Elizabeth learns the value of her mother's courageous fight and joins the cause.

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